01 January 2010

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

The joyfulness of the liturgical action is the "holy joy" which accompanies the recounting of what God has done for us in Christ.... This joy pervades Bach's music. The depths are there, the anguish of the Crucifixus, but the prevailing theme is victory in and with Christ.... So the authentic note of Easter joy must pervade our worship as well as our lives. - Ernest Koenker *Worship in Word and Sacrament* p. 22

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